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Solidus of Justin II

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Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding globe surmounted by Victory and shield decorated with horseman-enemy motif. DNI VSTI NVSPPAV Reverse: Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear in right hand and globus cruciger in left. VICTORI AVCCC Z in...

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Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 565–578

Mint

Constantinople

Accession Number

35.343

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins